I am at wits end on how difficult and unreasonable it is to get a copy of Mountain Lion after I paid for it.?!
Here is the deal...
I hope to buy a new 13" MacBook Pro next week.
I already have a Seagate 7200RPM, 750GB drive I want to use.
I have been told by Apple and others, that since I will have a bare HDD in my new MacBook Pro, that the only way to get Mountain Lion is to download it or go into an Apple Store and have them install it for me.
What I want is a "Recovery DVD" or "Recovery USB" so I can rebuild my machine anytime I want...
I am away from home, and I do NOT want to use UNSECURE Free Wi-Fi to try and download a 4.4GB dmg file?!
And I am not crazy about having to use 4.4 GB of my 6 GB/month AT&T Data Plan to get a copy either, because that equates to about $50!!!!
When I called Apple today, the tech insisted that if I went into an Apple Store, they would not only download the Mountain Lion dmg for free, BUT that they HAD TO INSTALL IT (versus leaving the .dmg file as-is so I can create my "Recovery DVD"...)
There has to be a better way to do all of this...
Finally, security is VERY IMPORTANT to me, so doing things like connecting to Apple's Servers over a free connection at McDonalds is a mega no-no!!